Conquering The Chaos – Empowering The Future: Yashwant Sinha, Ravi Venkatesan And Naveen Chawla, Moderated By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

With the country preparing to contest the 16th General Election, the discussion efficiently captured the spirit of politics in the air. The session started with Ravi Venkatesan, former Chairman of Microsoft India, describing the ‘chaos’ in India in his critically acclaimed book Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, WinEverywhere. Venkatesan described ‘chaos is everything that makes life difficult,’ whether it be poverty, the absence of basic amenities,… Read more »

Capital: Rana Dasgupta And William Darlymple In Conversation

Touted as “the big non-fiction book of the year” by William Darlymple, author Rana Dasgupta spoke at length about Capital, written about India’s capital city Delhi. Dasgupta, who moved to Delhi in 2000, said he had attempted to analyze how much Delhi had changed, not merely in its physical structure, but also its inner changes. The book examines the intricacies and… Read more »

Why India Votes: Mukulika Banerjee, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, Manvendra Singh, In Conversation With Sudhir Chaudhary

Against the backdrop of the current political situation in India and the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the session Why India Votes was thronged with people, young and old alike, seeking to gain a little more clarity about India’s mysteriously successful democratic setup. Mukulika Banerjee’s book Why India Votes formed the basis of the discussion and Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay began by stressing the… Read more »